Now that Apple has switched from Bing to Google for SIRI’s web search results, I have been trying to wrap my head around the implications for our clients. In keeping with Apple’s secretive ways, it’s not exactly clear there are any. Here’s a voice query result for “outdoor seat cushions”:   The results are typically […]

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There’s not much published on the Web about how to rank well in Apple Maps. While the nature of a mobile map result makes “ranking” sort of an ephemeral thing – the order & radius of results will vary depending on the searcher’s physical location – there are a factors that seem to most positively […]

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It’s Apple Maps news week here at LSG. Apple now appears to be publishing multi-location business listings taken directly from the businesses. Case in point, several electronic vehicle charging station chains have popped up on Apple Maps with a “provided by” notice on their profiles. As you can see from the screenshots in this post, […]

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Apple Maps has updated its Attributions page again with four new business listings partners, 3 US-based location data management/marketing companies and a Swiss Yellow Pages company: Location3 MomentFeed SIM Partners Swisscom Directories Previously Location3 and SIM Partners were accidentally “announced” as partners almost two years ago. At that point we had heard that these partners […]

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I am giving this presentation this morning at SMX East’s Local Search Advantage Workshop on how to get started with optimizing to show up in iOS9’s search results. The presentation touches on Spotlight Search, Siri, Mobile Safari, Apple Maps and the APIs Apple provides to publishers: CoreSpotlight, NUserActivity & Web Markup. Pay particular attention to […]

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I spent some time over the past couple of weeks playing around with the iOS 9 beta and dug into Apple Maps and local search on Spotlight. I put up some initial thoughts on some of the Apple Maps for iOS 9 Screenshots on AppleMapsMarketing.com for your perusal.       And check out Andrew […]

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Just popped a post up on AppleMapsMarketing.com about the importance of remembering to update business data in Apple Maps. “Today a retailer client, let’s assume they are called “Bingo’s”, pinged me because they had sold one of their locations, let’s say to “Bozo’s”, and their brand was still appearing on the business’ Yelp profile. So […]

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Just caught Greg’s piece on Facebook’s new mobile local search feature: Facebook Gets Into Local Search with Facebook Nearby for iOS & Android. While I don’t expect Facebook Nearby to stay ad-free forever, with the entry of Facebook Nearby and Apple Maps, both ad-free, I’d say 2012 has been the most interesting year in the Local […]

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At Local SEO Guide, we strive to write world-class blog posts that deliver the best experience possible to our readers. With the launch of our new Apple Maps Marketing blog this week, we fell short on this commitment as we are too busy writing posts for that blog to contribute more content on this one. […]

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Looks like you may need to start brushing up on your 3D Local SEO skills: source: TheVerge Seriously, between Apple Passbook and the upcoming Apple Maps, Apple/iOS stands to become a major force in local search (as if it weren’t already). Get ready for an onslaught of bullshit Apple Maps Ranking Factors posts like this […]

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